Massachusetts became one of the first states to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2004. Attorney Jean G. Porcello-Giusto represented a client in one of the first same-sex divorce cases in Essex County. As the world has evolved, families have evolved and divorce has evolved. Porcello Law Offices has remained at the forefront of this evolution and provides quality legal guidance to people involved in same-sex divorce.
The Marblehead lawyers at Porcello Law Offices provide practical solutions to non-traditional families, gays and lesbians who are going through divorce. We have more than 40 years of combined legal experience and are devoted to our clients. Contact a Salem same sex divorce attorney to arrange a free initial consultation.
Our attorneys will approach your same-sex divorce in a confidential, respectful and practical manner. We understand that you have many questions, concerns and fears at this time. We dedicate our attention to working toward your goals regarding your children, property and finances. Ultimately, we find out what you would like your life to look like once the divorce is finalized.
We can navigate the factors that will help you arrive at a favorable outcome. These factors include the following:
- Property division: For the most part, property division in a same-sex divorce is handled in the same manner as in a divorce involving a straight couple. However, important and sometimes complicated considerations need to be made if the division involves a federal pension. Since the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriages, gay and lesbian partners do not have rights to their partners' federal benefits. Our lawyers can develop creative, yet practical, negotiations to offset those assets.
- Child support and child custody: If you are a parent who is going through a divorce, you will have concerns regarding the physical and financial care of your child or children. We develop enduring parenting plans that ensure both parents spend quality time with their child or children. Working under mandatory state guidelines, we represent parents who will be paying support and parents who will be receiving support on behalf of their child or children.
Contact Our Marblehead Attorneys Representing Gay Couples and Lesbian Couples
At Porcello Law Offices, your family matter is important to us. Work with a Massachusetts law firm devoted to you. We offer free initial consultations. To schedule yours, you may call 978-745-5553 or contact us online.